February 10, 2012 | More Montevallo Stories

University of Montevallo Concert & Lecture Series

MONTEVALLO – The Concert and Lecture Series at the University of Montevallo will present “Green Mountain Mardi Gras: Loss & Celebration Under a Changing Sky,” featuring John Elder in LeBaron Recital Hall Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Elder, professor emeritus at Middlebury College in Vermont, taught English, English and American literatures and environmental studies during […]

January 23, 2012 | More Montevallo Stories

UM student to present research at national conference

Mikia Carter is a senior at the University of Montevallo and author of the paper, “The Role of Anticipatory Socialism and Communication Competency in Leadership Development.” The paper not only earned her an “A,” but also earned her way to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), a three-day conference being held at Weaver State […]

December 29, 2011 | More Montevallo Stories

Montevallo receives $100k grant for eco park

It’s a gift that will continue to give for generations of Montevallo residents. The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham recently awarded the University of Montevallo a $100,000 grant to create an eco park on its campus. Dr. John Stewart, president of the university, said the grant will be used to fund construction of picnic and […]

November 28, 2011 | More Montevallo Stories

Same Sweet Girls together again

What better weekend could there be than to join good friends for two days of non-stop reminiscing about college days and catching up on families and friends? Twenty-two lucky Alabama College (University of Montevallo) graduates, of maybe 45 years ago, who call themselves “The Same Sweet Girls,” do just that as they come together twice […]

November 8, 2011 | More Montevallo Stories

Montevallo coach recognized as region Coach of the Year

First-year University of Montevallo women’s cross country head coach Tommy Barksdale was named the Southeast Region women’s Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Barksdale becomes just the second coach of a women’s program at Montevallo to be named region Coach of the Year since the Falcons […]

October 25, 2011 | More Montevallo Stories

A new logo, a new day at UM

Many who live in Shelby County and beyond recognize the University of Montevallo as a jewel in the county’s crown. As the only four-year university with its main campus in Shelby County, Montevallo has educated thousands of Shelby County denizens, as well as students from all over the state, country and the globe. On Sept. […]

October 14, 2011 | More Montevallo Stories

ValloCycle program rolls into reality

A long-awaited dream became a reality as the University of Montevallo and the City of Montevallo kicked off the ValloCycle bike share program during UM’s Founder’s Day celebration Oct. 13. “Last year, when (these students) came into my office with a petition, it got me thinking. I’m a preservationist, but sometimes the business of the […]

October 10, 2011 | More Montevallo Stories

Bringing history to life

On a Friday morning, students in Dr. Ruth Truss’s history class at the University of Montevallo class got into a heated debate. The topic was secession and whether the Kentucky legislature should hold a convention to discuss seceding from the union. The students were participating in a Reacting to the Past historical simulation. While they […]

September 27, 2011 | More Montevallo Stories

Retired UM professor receives AHF award

Elaine Hughes described humanities as humanity’s history, language, literature, religion and philosophy, “all of those things that allow us to study and learn more about ourselves.” Hughes spent nearly 40 years of her life imparting a love of the humanities onto her students at the University of Montevallo as a professor of English. While she […]

September 22, 2011 | More Montevallo Stories

UM: ‘The best-kept secret’ shared

The University of Montevallo unveiled a new look during The Main Event launch celebration on Sept. 21 UM’s quad was full of midway-style games and food, along with a sea of students, university trustees, the majority of the Shelby County legislative delegation, faculty and staff and community members. Mayor of Montgomery and Chairman of UM’s […]

September 21, 2011 | More Montevallo Stories

UM students assist FocusFirst

Five University of Montevallo students got some hands-on experience in their future professions Sept. 21 by helping a non-profit group conduct high-tech eye exams for kids. The students, all elementary education or family and consumer science majors, assisted FocusFirst – a student service initiative and signature project of Impact Alabama – at Calera Head Start. […]

September 6, 2011 | More Montevallo Stories

UM names new police chief

The University of Montevallo recently named Chadd M. Adams chief of campus police within the university’s Department of Public Safety, according to a press release from the university. Adams served UM as assistant chief from June 2008 until being named acting chief in Nov. 2010. Read the full story at